Fer­rier ap­peals for Saudi trio re­lease

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West MP Mar­garet Fer­rier is cam­paign­ing for the re­lease of three young men who are due to be ex­e­cuted in Saudi Ara­bia.

Ali al-Nimr, Da­woud alMarhoon and Ab­dul­lah alZa­her wer sen­tened to death for crimes car­ried out when they were ju­ve­niles.

They were ini­tially due to be ex­e­cuted in Jan­uary.

Ms Fer­rier wrote to the Prime Min­is­ter on the is­sue last week.

Mr Cameron re­sponded that it had been raised “at a very se­nior level” and he was con­fi­dent the three men would not be ex­e­cuted.

Ms Fer­rier said: “I re­main scep­ti­cal un­til they have been re­leased from prison.

“They are cur­rently be­ing held in poor con­di­tions and with lit­tle con­tact with oth­ers or the out­side world.

“I am cur­rently pur­su­ing a meet­ing with the min­is­ter for the Middle East, To­bias Ell­wood, in or­der to raise the con­di­tions of their in­car­cer­a­tion.”

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